Work at height regulation to ensure working at height safely

Work at height regulation was established to help prevent death and injury caused by a fall from height. Working at height poses a serious risk to workers involve in it if safety measures are not adopted. This work at height regulation applies to all employers and employees involved in working at height

Working at height does not only apply to working at an elevated level above ground level, it also applies to working above a point lower than the ground level like a ravine, excavation, etc.

Generally, any work location which poses a risk of some falling off, this work at height regulation applies.

It is the duty of all employers and those in control of any task involving working at height to make sure the work is properly planned, supervised and carried out by competent people. This includes good job planning, using a correct and safe equipment, workers training to ensure competence and adequate supervision.

The aspect of job planning must involve risk assessment and setting up of risk control measures control. The risk control measures must be implemented to the latter as far as reasonably practicable.

See a link below to download a copy of the work at height regulation.

Since working at height is a high risk activity, safety measures to prevent falling from height should not be played down to the background.

The regulation document

Do not forget: Falling from height is one of the height cause of death in our construction sites.

Work safe, and adopt the work at height regulation today.

 

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